Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is appearing before lawmakers on Capitol Hill, where he’s expected to be grilled over the company’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
The tech bigwig’s testimony before the Senate’s Judiciary and Commerce committees continues his atonement in Washington, D.C., where some members of Congress want to regulate Facebook.
As many as 87 million Facebook users had their data improperly obtained by Cambridge Analytica, which a whistleblower claims was used to influence voters. Facebook, which initially thought the data was deleted, reportedly found out about the major snafu in 2015, but didn’t ban the London-based firm until last month.
Zuckerberg has drawn the ire of lawmakers both in the U.S. and the U.K., where Cambridge Analytica was also linked to the Brexit movement to leave the European Union.
Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the Senate over the Cambridge Analytica scandal on Tuesday.  (JIM WATSON/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
On Monday, Zuckerberg met with a handful of Senators ahead of the meeting to explain what went wrong and how the company is trying to fix it. The Harvard University dropout will appear before the House’s Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, when he’s expected to say “It was my mistake, and I’m sorry.”
Facebook says it’s reviewing any improper access third-party apps might have to data on the social network that might violate 2014 policy changes. Compromised users will also be notified this week that they were embroiled in the scandal, which affected an estimated 70 million accounts in the U.S.
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